[nSLUG] Buying books: I take it back, partly

Tyler Smith tyler.smith at mail.mcgill.ca
Wed Oct 17 19:58:58 ADT 2007

On Wed, Oct 17, 2007 at 03:07:41PM -0300, Mike Spencer wrote:
> But there are a few dozen true classics -- such as K&R, The Awk
> Programming Language, The Unix C Shell Guide  or that book on math
> algorithms for C (I forget the title) -- that should be available to
> any hacker or IT student.  In addition, there is an even larger number
> of books that are either:

I'd be very interested to hear what you folks would place among the
true classics. I'm relatively new to linux, but the stuff that I've
found most exciting so far are 


  Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs 
  Norvig's AI Lisp book

  I haven't finished either of these yet, as they look to require the
  same sort of undivided attention that K&R did for full effect.

Not exactly a classic, but O'Reilly's 'Classic Shell Scripting' was a
solid introduction to the POSIX shell stuff. 



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features will make your computer less reliable and less secure... less 
stable and run slower...  And these features won't do anything useful. In 
fact, they're working against you."    --Bruce Schneier


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